The UNODC is able to promote drug use prevention and youth empowerment in many countries around the world, thanks to the work and generous donation of the Drug Abuse Prevention Center (DAPC), based in Japan. The youth from DAPC mobilises communities and raises funds that they donate to UNODC to support youth-centred activities to prevent drug use in low and middle income countries. This initiative is truly from youth, to youth, for youth!
- This Call for Proposals seeks to provide funding support to not-for-profit organisations working in the area of substance use prevention whose projects are aimed at preventing substance use among the youth.
- Grant funding under this Call for Proposals shall be provided to projects that:
- Are focused on prevention of substance use. This is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with the types of interventions and policies found to be effective in preventing substance use based on the available scientific evidence, as outlined in the International Standards on Drug Prevention.
- Are targeting youth;
- Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth, and connect youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative, also through its visibility in social media.
Activities relating to the subject of the legalization of certain drugs, establishment of databases and information systems, and for needle-exchange schemes will not be considered for funding.
- Any grants awarded under the DAPC grant will be for a minimum of USD 10,000 and a maximum of USD 17,000.
The DAPC grant may be awarded for activities in low-, lower-middle- or upper-middle- income economies, grouped by the World Bank, which fall within the general sphere of prevention of drug use among youth and which:
- Are focused on prevention on substance use. This is assessed on the basis of how well the project activities are in line with UNODC/WHO International Standards on Drug Prevention and follow the evidence based practices, and their characteristics, presented there, as appropriate for the targeted age-group.
- Support the active participation of youth in their communities and are initiated, planned, managed, implemented, monitored and/or evaluated by youth;
- Connect other youth to the activities of the UNODC Youth Initiative, including social media network, Facebook and Instagram.
- Applicants should be organizations or institutions working with youth and can apply on behalf of a local youth group. Applicants should have relevant prior experience on substance use prevention, health promotion, youth empowerment or other related field. Furthermore, applicants should have the needed capability to administer the grant. An annual financial statement should be submitted together with a project proposal application.
- Only bona fide institutions will be considered (not commercial operations). A copy of the registration of the institution with the relevant Government department should be submitted with a concept note application, to document that the organization works on a not for profit basis.
- Only novel proposals are considered. In case your organisation has already benefitted from the DAPC grant, you are kindly asked to clearly outline the difference to any previous projects in your application.
For more information, visit https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/prevention/youth-initiative/dapc-grant.html